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Tall Ship Celebration: Bay City 2019

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Wenonah Park

Bay City, MI 48708

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No Refunds

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Welcome to Tall Ship Celebration: Bay City, the most awarded tall ship festival in North America. Join us again this July for a tall ship experience like none other!


EVENT TIMES

Thursday, July 18: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, July 19: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 20: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 21: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Absolutely no weapons, coolers, pets, alcohol or illegal substances are allowed within the festival grounds. All backpacks, purses, and bags will be searched by festival security at admission gates.


HAPPENINGS & ACTIVITIES

  • Interactive Deck Tours

  • Tall Ship Excursions

  • International Maritime Music

  • Ballads and Brews

  • Children’s Crafts & Storytelling

  • Art in the Park

  • Parking & Shuttle Service


ADMISSION TICKETS

Guests are required to pay a daily admission fee to enter the park for each day you wish to attend. This provides access to all standard festival activities and services. Required for each day you wish to attend the festival. Daily Admission does not include deck tours (see Souvenir Passport details below).

Children less than 36 in. tall are admitted at no charge and must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Tickets purchased online will be scanned at the admission gate. Guests will receive a wristband and dated hand stamp for the day you redeem your admission ticket(s).


SOUVENIR PASSPORTS

To board and tour the visiting tall ships, guests must also purchase a Souvenir Passport. Passports are issued to each guest and are not transferable. Passports are valid FRIDAY-SUNDAY, JULY 19-21 and allow the bearer to board and tour each visiting tall ship one time. Souvenir Passports are not valid for admission to the festival. Guests much also purchase a daily admission ticket for each day they wish to attend (see above).

Souvenir Passports purchased online will be issued at the admission gate.


SAIL-AWAY EXCURSIONS ON APPLEDORE IV & APPLEDORE V

Tickets for Appeldore sail-away excursions during Tall Ship Celebration can be purchased online here. Appledore sail-away ships are located next to the boat launch in Veterans Memorial Park on the West side of the Saginaw River. Please arrive 1 hour prior to your scheduled departure time to allow for any delays while navigating the festival grounds. Appledore sail-away tickets are non-refundable. All sails occur rain or shine except in the case of severe weather that prevents the ship from departing. If a sail is canceled by the captain, all efforts will be made to reschedule for another sail during the festival or a rain check will be issued equal to the value of the original ticket.

Appledore sail-away tickets include 1 FREE ADMISSION TICKET(S) valid for the day of your scheduled sail. Your free admission ticket(s) will be emailed to you in the weeks leading up to the festival.


FAQs

What do I need to purchase to access the festival?

Guests are required to pay a daily admission fee to enter the park for each day you wish to attend. This provides access to all standard festival activities and services. Required for each day you wish to attend the festival. Daily Admission tickets do not include deck tours of the visiting ships. In order to tour the ships, you must also purchase a Souvenir Passport.

To board and tour the visiting tall ships, guests must also purchase a Souvenir Passport. Passports are issued to each guest and are not transferable. Passports are valid Friday-Sunday, July 19-21, and allow the bearer to board and tour each visiting tall ship one time. Souvenir Passports are not valid for admission to the festival. Guests must also purchase a daily admission ticket for each day they wish to attend.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the festival?

All festival attendees are required to purchase a daily admission ticket for each day you wish to attend the festival. Children 36” and under are admitted free of charge and must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Each sail-away passenger is required to have a daily admission ticket to enter the Tall Ship Celebration festival grounds.

APPLEDORE SAIL-AWAY PASSENGERS: An admission ticket is included with your purchase and will be issued - via email - prior to July 18.

BAY CITY BOAT LINES PASSENGERS: You are required to purchase a daily admission ticket either online or at the gate.

There is no age limit to enter the festival or sail aboard Appledore IV or V. However, children 6 years old and younger are required to wear a life jacket for the duration of the voyage. It is the parent’s responsibility to provide a well-fitting life jacket for their child(ren). At the discretion of the crew, children without the appropriate life jacket will be denied access to the vessel.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

A free parking area will be made available on the East side of the Saginaw River. The location is TBD at this time.

A shuttle service is provided from the free parking area to the main gates of the festival at Wenonah Park (East side). A separate shuttle will provide service from the Wenonah Park (East side) to Veterans Memorial Park (West side).

If you are participating in a sail-away excursion, please remember to allow yourself plenty of time to park and navigate the festival grounds. We recommend arriving 45 mins - 1 hour prior to your scheduled departure time. Ships depart on-time and tickets are not refundable.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

We strongly recommend dressing for the weather. The festival grounds are exposed to the elements and have limited areas of shade/cover from the sun. Sunscreen is essential and should be applied multiple times throughout your time in the sun. In case of emergency, dial 9-1-1 immediately and give your location within the festival.

Absolutely no weapons, coolers, pets, alcohol or illegal substances are allowed within the festival grounds. All backpacks, purses, and bags will be searched by festival security at admission gates.

What is your refund policy?

All sales are final. Daily admission tickets and souvenir passports are not refundable.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For information about Tall Ship Celebration, contact us at (989) 895-5193 or info@tallshipcelebration.com.

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Wenonah Park

Bay City, MI 48708

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